Author: Matuska, Meg
Date published: March 1, 2012
This collection is from Augsburg Fortress.
Children Sing in Worship. Carol Carver and Mark Weiler, editors. Twelve anthems for unison and two-part choir with piano and optional instruments. Augsburg, 978-145140180-6, $24.95. This collection presents an economical way for a children's choir director to access anthems for the liturgical year, without purchasing indi- vidual octavos for singers. Reproducible pages are included in the back of the collection at no additional charge. Some songs are most appropriate for young primary-grade singers, such as "Loving Hands of Jesus," while others present more challenging technical and textual content, such as Marilyn Biery's setting of "This Joyful Eastertide." Many interesting sources are drawn on, including a tune by Mozart in "To Love the Lord," arranged by Ruth Elaine Schram, and the spiritual "Let Us Break Bread Together," in the piece entitled "Give Us Now Our Daily Bread" by Anne McNair. A seasonal index will aid in programming these anthems throughout the year.
Ms. Meg Matuska is Director of Music Ministries at Communion of Saints Parish in Cleveland Heights and East Cleveland, Ohio.